Moving to a new country can present challenges for professionals with many years of experience in their chosen field behind them. For young immigrants with little to no training or experience, this challenge can be magnified a great deal. That is why the team at Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services have put together a way to help young people hit the ground running. The service is open to all residents of Canada between the ages of 15 to 29. The program has already helped a lot of young immigrants improve their employment prospects and overall happiness.
Young immigrants job connection
The Youth Job Connection program offers a range of services and opportunities for young people to learn about jobs and gain work experience. The program addresses the gap in youth employment programming for young people who are neither in education, employment or training. These youth face some of the greatest employment needs and experience significant employment barriers. These barriers include some combination of challenging life circumstances, limited work experience, low levels of education or literacy, a lack of motivation, and discrimination. The goal is to secure long-term employment and meaningful careers.
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What to expect
By enrolling in this program you will be able to access the following benefits:
- Pre-employment services: 60-90 hours of training, a stipend is paid for hours of training
- Job matching, placement, and incentives for employers
- Support in transition to employment or additional training/education, during and after the program
Open to all youth ages 15-29, who are residents of Ontario, eligible to work in Canada, who are currently unemployed and not participating in full-time training or education, as defined by the institution. Exceptions can be made to serve up to 10% of individuals who may be employed part-time in precarious jobs. Individuals who are 15- 18 years old must be legally excused from attending high school.